Deep in the heart of Texas, still another billionaire is scheming to make public education a rewarding business investment opportunity.
Greed is not good, and high inequality is making all of us greedier than we should, or could, be.
Chicago teachers’ wages are the focus of a major political battle – not because their salaries are out of line in a legitimate comparison – but because people are playing politics with teachers’ pay.
In any society where wealth and income concentrate at the top, the affluent will almost always come to sneer at public services and the men and women who provide them.
Corporate execs and billionaire ideologues are creating — at taxpayer expense — a network of schools where learning takes a back seat.
The economy is growing. The money is there. It’s our democratic choice: corporate profits or public schools.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, nor even a reduced-price lunch, when it comes to educating our children.